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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Ella-bella's birthday party

We had Ella's birthday party on Saturday. We invited our neighbors and our family for cake and chips. I was informed by my very single-minded almost four-year old daughter that I was to make her a castle cake. Okay.



So behold the castle cake, draw-bridge, moat, towers and all. Oh, and did I mention it HAD to be pink? But of course it did.
















I actually changed the gumdrops on the top to marshmallows because I thought it looked better : ) Cake decorating takes on a whole new meaning when you're an interior decorator! Ella thought the cake was "absolutely wonderful!" That's good, because maybe from now on we'll get slab cakes! Okay, probably not. I couldn't live with myself now that I've made all her cakes. Maybe one day it won't be cool anymore and I'll be off the hook!


She was super excited about her new flip-flops (because like any girl knows, 3 is just NOT enough).











The fabulous outfit that my brother and Ashlee bought her. Very nice!




















After the party was over, I actually got a picture with my parents. It's been years. And do you notice a running theme? It seems white is the staple clothing color in my family. See, Andrea, I come by it completely honestly : ) I think it might even be hereditary to wear white pants/capris/skirts/shorts...because no normal, sane person would choose to wear white pants. In fact, both my girls have a couple white skirts and capris. Who dresses little girls in white? Me.

15 comments:

Heather :) said...

Gorgeous cake! And all that yummy candy!! A child's dream cake I am sure, LOL

Jen said...

Ella was right you did make her an absolutely wonderful cake its beautiful
pleased she had a wonderful happy day

sognatrice said...

I love little girls in white. Well, I love little girls in any color. Happy Birthday Ella!

bonnie s said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time! Beautiful cake!! I've always made my kids cakes too, my out of necessisty more because of living up north and no place to buy cakes, but they do actually grow out of it, eventually....

Happy birthday, beautiful, little Ella!

ValleyGirl said...

Yeah, ditto. That cake is incredible!! Your daughter is very lucky indeed -- I always just make cupcakes for my girls' birthdays.

Louise said...

Great cake...only you Erin...I know who to call when I need a cake...heehee!
Is that the outfit I got her in the first pic?? so cute...glad it fits!!

Lindsay said...

The cake turned out AMAZINGLY! You ARE super mom... :)

cheeky said...

Can I just say the castle cake is fabulous! I LOVE it and I would have wanted my own tower, hee hee.
I think it's sweet you are the cake baker/maker. The way it should be.
Ella is a cutie patootie and I like the white capris. You look good in them. Nice to see you with your mum and dad too.
xo

amelia said...

WOW! The cake was gorgeous! I can't think of things like that on my own. I may have to bookmark this for a party in January! Way to go!

svea said...

you my dear are VERY talented and the cake is AMAZING! hope eiley never sees it or i will be in quite a quandry as to how to repeat it. and you an dyour parents what a great pic! hugs to you!

Tara said...

The cake was beautiful and it tasted really good as well! I figured she needed another pair of flip flops, like you said what girl does'nt?

Carrie said...

Happy birthday to Ella! What cute pictures - especially the flip flops one.
God bless :)

it's me, Val said...

I absolutely love the cake! You don't disappoint me at all! :) And, I say this again, you look so much like your mamma! :) Looks like Ella had a great party. Happy B-day Ella!!!

Andrea said...

I laughed out loud when I saw that pictures of you and your parents. You know, it's funny -- I didn't even notice that you were all wearing WHITE. How could I have missed that?!?

It was a fun party; glad we were there to share in the fun (and the cake was BEAUTIFUL and of course DELICIOUS!!)

Nadine said...

Happy Birthday Ella. Oh the cake came out great. I also love the pictures in your previous post - you looked so lovely pregnant.

What fun you and your parents all had white on - You're looking great by the way - congrats on your weight loss - you're doing great.

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